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Has anyone tried switching to Vegetarian food for 2 weeks?

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Just now, BobBKK said:

Errrrm you don't get the sarcasm???

If your friend was an alcoholic and you are not would the same thinking apply?  You have a drink he doesn't... you go to his house and expect him to make you a drink? 

Obviously, you don't understand sarcasm yourself :cheesy:

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Just now, Joe Mcseismic said:

Obviously, you don't understand sarcasm yourself :cheesy:

Hmmm  😬  anyway to wrap up most of my friends are meat eaters and I am not a preacher but, as Robolok knows, I will defend the position and stick up for defenseless animals whose life, frankly, is a living hell.

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8 minutes ago, BobBKK said:

Errrrm you don't get the sarcasm???   the "LOL" doesn't give it away?  the "best to last"?  no?  ok...

If your friend was an alcoholic and you are not would the same thinking apply?  You have a drink he doesn't... you go to his house and expect him to make you a drink? 

Bit like asking a Moslim friend to make you a pork sandwich. Not really clued in to your friends. I have no problem with vegans at all. I havent met many might be a bit challenging to eat out but then again I have no problem to eat no meat in a meal. 

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I spend time in India a bit and there the standard option is veg. Some restaurants are veg / non veg. Most of the time I just go with the flow because the people I am with are vegetarians mostly unless some else orders a non veg dish. I don't make a song and dance of it. Veg tastes good. Non veg tastes good.  Indians eat a lot of potatoes and paneer so your get the denseness and mouth feel from those types of ingredients.

 

Salads with nuts are fine for me but I need to have a good dressing to make it tasty. I'm just as happy murdering a steak.

 

I could never imagine considering being vegan. More power to them but it would be a royal pain to remember what is vegan. It would be time consuming and expensive to source vegan food and then it takes more prep time (I assume) to get something tasting good. Fat is flavour; whether it is animal fat or fats from milk.

 

And as an aside, veg dishes does not necessarily mean healthy. Check ingredients and often they may be loaded with sodium and sugars to get some flavour.

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9 hours ago, simon43 said:

My daily diet typically consists of raw vegetables, fruit, nuts, muesli, keffir milk, oily fish, eggs for protein.

 

What type of raw veggies?

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2 minutes ago, simon43 said:

One problem of being a vegan is that certain minerals/vitamins that your body needs are not found in plant-based foods.  You must take supplements.  If you are a vegetarian, then it is possible to find these missing minerals in dairy products.

 

Likewise, a 100% meat diet will see you missing out on required minerals/vitamins that are only found in plant-based foods.

 

Hence the need to have a 'non-extremist' diet. Neither vegan nor 100% meat.

 

I'm not talking 'off the top of my head' here - I teach Human Digestion and Healthy Eating to high school students 🙂

In other words, the best diet for humans is omnivorous.........which is exactly what nature designed us to be.

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On 7/27/2019 at 12:13 PM, BurgerGung said:

I've been eating lots of raw peanuts (BIG C sells 500 grams for 43 and 44 Baht). They stimulate regularity and fill you up nicely. Hope this will help someone wanting to lose weight.

hahaha   lose weight by eating peanuts....

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1 hour ago, murraynz said:

ive been a vegetarian all my life..im 68yrs old, also never smoked and very healthy..

im not 100% vegetarian, though... i eat bacon/ham, mince and sausages --never eaten pork, beef, lamb, steak etc..nor chicken...

when i was very young, people couldnt accept that i could survive without eating meat.

ive proved that theory wrong..

ive even farmed beef and pigs, also many years as a poultry farmer...egg producer, but still wouldnt eat chicken...

the main problem with being a vegetarian is when eating out at restaurants-sometimes, its difficult to find a decent meal..

i also hate the smell of meat--

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Brilliant.

You eat bacon, ham and sausages then you say you have never eaten pork?

 

Anyway, many people I know vegetarian are fat.

It can be a carbohydrate laden diet and very unhealthy. Beans, rice, pastas, on and on all raising blood sugar.

A lean Keto diet is much better I think at least it keeps me lean and mean at 65.

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16 minutes ago, ianezy0 said:

What type of raw veggies?

I'm the first to say that raw veg can be rather boring!  I eat a salad every day ==> green lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, sometimes cucumbers.  I pour keffir yogurt on it to make it tastier...

 

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I tried it for 3 months at the start of this year. No meat but I did eat fish and other sea food.

 

I did OK and made a lot of nice dishes. Makro happened to be going through promotions on prawns and salmon for quite a few weeks so that was good.

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19 minutes ago, Joe Mcseismic said:

In other words, the best diet for humans is omnivorous.........which is exactly what nature designed us to be.

I agree but too much meat is certainly  not good. Omnivorous diet is better then vegan is the truth. But there certainly are bad omnivorous diets and bad vegan diets. It all depends what else you eat. I eat plenty of fruits and vegetables and some meat. Dairy too I tolerate it well as a Dutch guy brought up with dairy. 

 

Kefir is nice use I take it, sometimes buy salads at Jones salad. I just try to not eat too many overly processed foods. Prepare my food myself eat whole wheat and unprocessed carbs. 

 

A typical bad diet would be loads of meat and fat and no veggies. 

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6 minutes ago, simon43 said:

I'm the first to say that raw veg can be rather boring!  I eat a salad every day ==> green lettuce, spinach, tomatoes, carrots, sometimes cucumbers.  I pour keffir yogurt on it to make it tastier...

 

It might be boring but its healthy. I boring too but it helps me lose fat build muscle. A good diet is important if you exercise. If you want to see results that is. 

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1 minute ago, robblok said:

It might be boring but its healthy. I boring too but it helps me lose fat build muscle. A good diet is important if you exercise. If you want to see results that is. 

Actually, I should say that I used to find it boring.  Now my taste-buds have got used to it and I find it quite palatable.  I have also grown two long furry ears and a little bobtail 🙂

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i'm going the other way  :  

Foods to Eat on the Paleo Diet

Meat: Beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, pork and others.

Fish and seafood: Salmon, trout, haddock, shrimp, shellfish, etc. ...

Eggs: Choose free-range, pastured or omega-3 enriched eggs.

Vegetables: Broccoli, kale, peppers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, etc.

 

not STRICT mind you.  but lots more energy than before.   Betagro chicken and pork  not expensive and

supposed to be hormone and antibiotic free

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